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From left, Hierald Osorto, director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual life, and Interfaith Program Assistant Jalen Lisbon, sit inside Muller Chapel on March 24.

Religious groups continue to create community amid pandemic

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer March 25, 2021
Although the college is open for both online and in-person instruction for Spring 2021, religious organizations continue to meet virtually.

IC Hillel funds virtual student film festival

December 16, 2020

Sophomore Kyle Friedman and IC Hillel Springboard Longfellow Max Kasler worked together to put on Bo Nitzor, a virtual film festival that highlighted student films.

Max Kasler, the new Springboard Innovation Fellow for Hillel at Ithaca College, is a 2020 graduate from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he was heavily involved in Hillel and the music community.

Q&A: New Hillel staff member discusses ideas for position

By Maia Noah, Staff Writer October 9, 2020
Max Kasler, the new Springboard Innovation Fellow for Hillel at Ithaca College, started his position at the college in Fall 2020.
One of these events was an Ithaca Virtual LGBTQ Local History Tour guided by Luca Maurer, director for the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services. The tour features sites in Ithaca where LGBTQ history was made.

Ithaca holds virtual Pride events

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor July 16, 2020

The Town of Ithaca does not usually host large Pride Month events because most of the college student population is gone in June. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic encouraging virtual gatherings, the...

Editiorial: Students must educate themselves on divisive issues

Editiorial: Students must educate themselves on divisive issues

September 19, 2019

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most trying, complex issues that exist in the world today. At its core, it is a dispute between two self-determination movements: Jews and Arabs laying claims...

Austin Reid, IC Affiliate, writes about the importance of recognizing Judaisms diverse histories and populations to make for a more inclusive environment at Hillel and the college as a whole.

Commentary: What does it even mean to “look” Jewish?

By Austin Reid August 28, 2018
I hope that any member of the Ithaca College community will feel welcome to join me for these important programs which showcase diverse and often underrepresented histories.
Professional hairdressers from Center Haircutters, Pesco Barber Shop, Hair It Is Salon and Karma Salon trimmed locks for the IC Hillel Inch-A-Thon.

Local barbers and Ithaca College Hillel fight cancer head on

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life & Culture Editor March 8, 2017
Sophomore Ryan Downie said he decided to drop by because he could kill two birds with one stone: He could donate to charity and get a haircut.
From left: Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International; Kayla Reisman, senior engagement associate of Ithaca College Hillel; Igor Khokhlov, executive director and Jewish chaplain of Ithaca College Hillel; and Sidney Pertnoy board chair of Hilel International Board of Directors.

IC Hillel wins national Drive to Excellence Award

By Natalie Shanklin, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2015
Ithaca College's Hillel was one of eight organizations to win the national Drive to Excellence Award given by the international Hillel Organization.

Anti-semitic drawings found on board in Boothroyd Hall

By Eden Campbell, Staff Writer April 29, 2014
An unknown person drew swastikas on a community bulletin board sometime between 3 p.m. April 26 and 11 a.m. April 27 on the second floor of Boothroyd Hall.
The Rev. Carsten Martensen, Catholic chaplain and director at Ithaca College and Cornell University, delivers a message to the congregation at Catholic Mass at 8 p.m. March 16 in Muller Chapel.

Students reflect on the year of a new pope

By Kayla Dwyer, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2014
Pope Francis took to Twitter on March 13, acknowledging the one-year anniversary of his papal inauguration by asking his followers to “Please pray for me.”

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